Upcoming Seminars

Oct. 22nd, 3:30 PM
Seminar presented by Thomas Berrett
Independence testing is one of the most well-studied problems in statistics, and the use of procedures such as the chi-squared test is ubiquitous in the sciences. While tests have traditionally been calibrated through asymptotic theory, permutation tests…
Oct. 29th, 3:30 PM
Seminar presented by Sumit Mukherjee
Suppose $(X_1,\ldots,X_n)$ are independent Bernoulli random variables with $\mathbb{E}(X_i)= p_i$, and we want to test the global null hypothesis that $p_i=\frac{1}{2}$ for all $i$, versus the alternative that there is a sparse set of size $s$ on which $…
Nov. 12th, 3:30 PM
Seminar presented by Kristian Lum
Abstract: Risk assessment instruments are used across the criminal justice system to estimate the probability of some future behavior given covariates. The estimated probabilities are then used in making decisions at the individual level. In the past,…

Academic Job Opportunities

Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor

Applications are invited for a non-tenure track Assistant or Associate Teaching Professor position in Statistics. This is a full-time position with a 9-month service period (September 16 – June 15), commencing no earlier than September 16, 2022. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at both introductory and advanced undergraduate levels, and to engage in a thoughtful and modern approach to statistical pedagogy.


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Lecturer Part-Time - Temporary

Applications are invited for a Lecturer Part-Time - Temporary position in the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington.

This appointment is for a part-time temporary position, with either a quarterly (September 16 - December 15 for Autumn quarter, December 16 - March 15 for Winter quarter, or March 16 - June 15 for Spring quarter) or a 9-month (September 16 - June 15) service period, depending on departmental needs.  


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Statistics Graders and Tutors

Applications are invited for Graders and Tutors in the Department of Statistics at the University of Washington.

These are hourly appointments open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Appointments are made on a quarterly basis. Current pay rates can be found here.

Graders provide diverse services as course assistants. Duties typically include grading student papers and examinations, consultation with instructors and other duties as assigned.

Tutors provide support and guidance to further undergraduate Statistical education in all introductory Statistics courses. For more information on this program, please visit this page.


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Postdoctoral Scholars

Tyler McCormick and colleagues are seeking three or more Postdoctoral Scholars (12-month service period) to collaborate in research and join an interdisciplinary team working on methodology, data collection, and analysis directed by scientific questions in the social and health sciences. 


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Technical Reports

Smoking is one of the main risk factors that has affected human mortality and life expectancy over the past century. Smoking accounts for a large part of the nonlinearities in the growth of life…

Hotelling’s T2 - test for the mean of a multivariate normal distribution is one of the triumphs of classical multivariate analysis. It is uniformly most powerful among invariant tests,…

Sea ice, or frozen ocean water, annually freezes and melts in the Arctic. The need for accu- rate forecasts of where sea ice will be located weeks to months in advance has increased as the amount…

Recent News

The Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) at the National Science Foundations (NSF) has awarded Zaid Harchaoui, Associate Professor of Statistics, and his interdisciplinary team $1.1million for…
We are delighted to announce Dr. Kristian Lum as the 2021 Blackwell Seminar Speaker.  Her talk, “Closer Than They Appear: A Bayesian Perspective on Individual-Level Heterogeneity in Risk Assessment”…
We are delighted to announce that the UW Graduate School will be hosting alumni Amanda Cox (M.A., Statistics 2005) as part of their Public Lecture Series. Cox is the data editor of The New York Times…